Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-7818
Authors: Lipowsky, Reinhard
Seifert, Udo
Title: Adhesion of membranes : a theoretical perspective
Issue Date: 1991
metadata.ubs.publikation.typ: Zeitschriftenartikel
metadata.ubs.publikation.source: Langmuir 7 (1991), S. 1867-1873. URL http://dx.doi.org./10.1021/la00057a009
URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:93-opus-69521
http://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/handle/11682/7835
http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-7818
Abstract: We theoretically study (i) a large membrane segment and (ii) a closed membrane surface or vesicle that adhere to another surface. The membrane segment can undergo unbinding transitions as a result of thermally excited shape fluctuations. These transitions are studied by renormalization group methods and by Monte Carlo simulations. The shape of a bound vesicle is determined by the interplay of bending and adhesion energies. This interplay leads to adhesion transitions from a free to a bound vesicle state even in the absence of shape fluctuations. Our theory helps to clarify the notion of a contact angle for membranes.
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